This Norwegian Wood Cocktail is fruity and delicious! Post may contain affiliate links.
One of my favorite times of the year is when the stores are overflowing with berries. All the summer berries you could want. As the strawberries start to fade out, they are replaced with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. I’m using them in everything from smoothies to salads and especially cocktails! Fruit and alcohol are a match made in heaven. Think of Homemade Orange Liqueur and Dark Cherry Liqueur. Whenever I see fruit, I invariably want to preserve it in some form of alcohol. But if you want your fruity alcohol goodness right now, then this Norwegian Wood Cocktail is perfect!
I found this cocktail in the charming Sweet Paul Eat and Make: Charming Recipes and Kitchen Crafts You Will Love by Paul Lowe. I love Sweet Paul – I get the magazine as a PDF download for my iPad and it’s tied with Donna Hay as my favorite foodie magazine. He’s also incredibly crafty and I love his photography skills! He also makes a mighty fine cocktail. This recipe couldn’t be simpler. You basically muddle some berries with some rosemary, add a little simple syrup (I used my Thyme Simple Syrup), some vodka and top with ginger ale. Easy peasy and oh-so-delicious!
- 4 oz simple syrup
- 6 raspberries
- 10 blueberries
- 4 blackberries
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/2 cup vodka
- Ginger Ale
- Divide the berries and the rosemary between two old-fashioned glasses and muddle.
- Add ice to the glasses and then divide the lime juice, simple syrup and vodka in half between the glasses. Stir. Top with the ginger ale.
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Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
Your Norweigan Wood Cocktail looks amazing! Thanks for the invitation over to Tipsy Tuesday, Pam! Hope you are having a great week!
A Potable Pastime says
Love all the fresh berries this time of year! My wife was just looking for local pick your own berry places today, in fact. Our rosemary is looking very good – I don’t think I’ve used any in a cocktail yet. Sounds delisch!
Mariah-Food, Booze, & Baggage says
This sounds great!! I love all the fruit in it and I’m a big fan of rosemary in cocktails. Next time I go berry crazy at the store, I’ll have to try this out. I’ve been on such a berry binge lately 🙂
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal says
What a beautiful drink! Tomorrow I’m taking my family berry picking, so I’ll have to have my mixologist (aka hubby) make me one of these tomorrow night!
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says
YUMMO, this sounds great! It is the summer of mixed drinks at my house. My husband and I have had fun maing lots of drinks to try. Adding this to our list. We yummed this!
Dini @ The Flavor Bender says
I love these cocktails!! I need to start making them more at home… Plus I love cocktails with fresh berries in it! Can’t wait to try this cocktail… 🙂
Byron Thomas says
Gorgeous! Looks yummy!
Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk) says
Norwegian wood is one of my favorite Beatles songs! I wonder why this cocktail is named after it. Anyway, it looks delicious. Pinned!
Marissa @ OMG FOOD says
Wow, Pam. These photos are gorgeous! This cocktail looks so good!
Howie Fox says
You’re definitely very specific with the amount of different berries you have to put in the drink 😉
Looks super tasty, I’m a huge berry fan!
Vodka and Ginger Ale???? Plus all that other goodness? This sounds so refreshing! Thanks for joining the #SaucySaturdays crew 😀
Levan @ MyWifeMakes.com says
Norwegian Wood Cocktail = Amazing
The Beatles’ song Norwegian Wood = Also amazing!
I’m loving your drink creation in all sorts of ways. Thanks for sharing!
P.S. Are you an Orange is the New Black fan, btw? Cause if you are, do you think Piper was kinda annoying this season??
Pam Greer says
I am a huge Orange is the New Black fan, but I haven’t even started watching this season yet!
Sara | Belly Rumbles says
What a fantastic cocktail your Norweigan Wood Cocktail is, very berrylicious.
Jennifer Stewart says
Pam, you have done it again with a genius cocktail! At this rate I will be Tipsy till NEXT Tuesday! Thanks so much for linking up to #SaucySaturdays. You are a lady and a scholar! I have been drinking some strange cockatil combinations during my vacation in Phoenix that I will have to link up soon!
This sounds awesome!!! I love all the berries. Sorry I’ve been slacking lately. I don’t get much time on the computer anymore. haha. Hope you had a great holiday weekend!
Dear Pam, this sounds wonderful. I love all the fruit and rosemary infused…delightful! xo, Catherine
What a delicious sounding cocktail. I’ve not used herbs in my cocktails before, will have to try this one very soon 🙂
Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness says
I am all about the berries 🙂 This seriously looks amazing!
Alix @A Hedgehog in the Kitchen says
This sounds like a fresh and unique cocktail! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you!